- As of December 2002,
42 million people in the world were
living with HIV-- the virus that causes AIDS.
than 20 million people around the world have
already died of AIDS.
- Although Africa has
10 per cent of the world’s population, it is home to 70 per
cent of all people living with HIV. In 16 countries in Africa
region, more than 10 per cent of
those between 15 and 49 years old are infected with HIV.
million children currently under 15 have lost
one or both parents to AIDS.
- The most recent UNAIDS/WHO
estimates show that, in 2002 alone, 5 million people were
newly infected with